Criminal Code

Version of section 93 from 2008-05-01 to 2015-06-17:

Marginal note:Possession at unauthorized place
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), every person commits an offence who, being the holder of an authorization or a licence under which the person may possess a firearm, a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device or prohibited ammunition, possesses the firearm, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device or prohibited ammunition at a place that is

    • (a) indicated on the authorization or licence as being a place where the person may not possess it;

    • (b) other than a place indicated on the authorization or licence as being a place where the person may possess it; or

    • (c) other than a place where it may be possessed under the Firearms Act.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1)

    • (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or

    • (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who possesses a replica firearm.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 93;
  • 1991, c. 40, s. 8;
  • 1995, c. 39, s. 139;
  • 2008, c. 6, s. 6.
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